Monday, August 3, 2020


Moab, UT

82.9 F

    U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.

    BLM seeks public comment on Diamond K Gypsum Chalk Hills Quarry proposal

    The EA analyzes the potential impacts of approving a new gypsum mining permit for the Chalk Hills Quarry.

    BLM names new Utah director: Greg Sheehan

    Sheehan will oversee management of nearly 22.9 million acres of public lands, representing about 42% of the state. Located mostly in southeastern and western Utah, these lands are varied, ranging from rolling uplands to sprawling desert lowlands.

    BLM names new assistant director of communications in Grand Junction HQ

    Buffington comes to the BLM after five years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    BLM to conduct Range Creek wild horse roundup

    The roundup began Wednesday, July 1, and is expected to last approximately six days.

    BLM to conduct wild horse roundup in Juab, Millard counties

    The gather is being conducted due to declining rangeland health and overpopulation of wild horses

    Crews douse fire quick as lightning

    Fire crews were able to quickly contain the blaze, which officials believe was started by a lightning...

    BLM seeks input on proposed improvements for the House on Fire Trailhead

    The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office is initiating a public scoping period for a preliminary proposal to improve the parking area and trailhead for the House on Fire site in Bears Ears National Monument.

    BLM says it has strengthened wildfire response despite pandemic

    While taking active measures to protect the public and employees and minimize exposure to COVID-19, the Bureau of Land Management continues to reduce hazardous fuels across the West and Alaska...

    BLM seeks nominations to Bears Ears Advisory Committee

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks public nominations for five positions on the Bears Ears National Monument...

    Should BLM regulate bikes and e-bikes independently?

    E-bikes, such as this one offered for rent at Bike Fiend, may soon be regulated separately from regular bikes if a proposed rule change takes effect. The public comment period on the rule change is now open.

    BLM proposes expedited review of pinyon-juniper restoration projects

    The Bureau of Land Management has announced a proposal to expedite review and approval of restoration projects across the West

    The Market on Center

    A new type of farmers market is happening in Moab this summer, and it began on July 23. Dubbed “The Market on Center,” it includes vendors selling food and produce, artisan creations and other items.

    Domestic travel not replacing global visits

    The overall figures for 2020, not just the month of June, are more striking.

    CNY flights more empty than full

    The numbers align with anecdotes from businesses of seeing more Texas and California license plates than typical.

    Abandoned mine reclamation project could begin this fall

    The closure methods include masonry walls, steel grates, rebar barricade and earthen backfill.